Photo Gallery that does not require a MySql database

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A while ago I was looking for a truly upload and go photo gallery one that does require a database. I found an abandoned PHP project called Simple PHP gallery by Paul Griffin.

No database required, automatically generates thumbnails,  auto generates gallery layout based off of file structior, a truly upload and go photo gallery. It was almost perfect only missing a few “nice to have” mod_rewrite and comments, file upload, and IPCT data.

After a little searching on Google I found that other people had made improvements to this package such as Enhanced Simple PHP Gallery and Espg v2 that alowed for mod_rewrite, comments.

I took the eSPG project and altered its source code and added the ability to read the IPCT titles, a pretty easy mod that you can read about and download Enhanced Simple PHP Gallery IPTC mod

The website for original developer of this project has been shut down. I have mirrored of the original project that you can download. eSPG with IPCT mod


  • No Database required
  • Upload and go
  • Easy install (just upload the files in the zip)
  • Automatically generates thumbnails
  • Automatically generates gallery structure from file structure

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 4.0 or better
  • GD Library, 1.0 or better

Recommended Requirements

  • PHP 4.0 or better
  • GD Library, 2.0 or better
  • File write permission for PHP
  • mod_rewrite

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